Norfolk: Threxton


William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

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THREXTON, a small parish, 2½ miles W. of Watton, is in Swaffham union and county court district, Lynn bankruptcy district, Wayland hundred, Wayland petty sessional division, Watton polling district of West Norfolk, Breccles rural deanery, and Norwich archdeaconry.

It had 80 inhabitants in 1881, living on 1097 acres, and has a rateable value of about £1097. About 400 acres of the soil belong to Joseph Trueman Mills, Esq., J.P., and the rest to Thomas Allday Barton, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at Threxton House. Several Roman coins, and a bronze fibula of the Anglo-Saxon period, have been found here.

The CHURCH, comprising nave, chancel, north aisle, and round tower with one bell, has been rebuilt since 1865, principally at the cost of the late T.E.W. Barton, Esq., J.P. The living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7.4s.9d., formerly annexed to Swaffham. The tithe rent-charge is commuted at £170 with residence. The Bishop of Norwich is patron, and the Rev. Alexander Warham Durdin, M.A., incumbent.

LETTERS through Thetford, via Watton, which is the nearest Money Order Office.

         Barton    Thomas Allday     farmer and landowner, Threxton house
         Cook      Isaac             farm bailiff to A.J. Tolman;
                                       h. Saham
         Durdin    Rev. Alexander    Rectory
                     Warham, M.A.
         Hoggett   James             builder
         Hoggett   John              bricklayer

See also the Threxton parish page.

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July 1999